Yearly Archive for: ‘2009’

Cancer From The Kitchen?

Today in the New York Times, columnist Nicholas D. Kristof discusses rising cancer rates: The battle over health care focuses on access to insurance, or tempests like the one that erupted over new mammogram guidelines. But what about broader public health challenges? What if breast cancer in the United States has less to do with insurance or mammograms and more to …

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Reform or Else

In his New York Tiimes column today, Paul Krugman points out the imperative in health reform: Health care reform hangs in the balance. Its fate rests with a handful of “centrist” senators — senators who claim to be mainly worried about whether the proposed legislation is fiscally responsible. But if they’re really concerned with fiscal responsibility, they shouldn’t be worried about …

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Really? 2009 Is Almost Done?

This has been a big year for the Archimedes Movement. When the year began we were advocating for Oregon legislation that would align with our principles, such as fairness, equity, inclusion, and all the others. Working with partners and allies, our efforts resulted in a path to affordable health insurance for all Oregonians with stated objectives of improved health, reduced …

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My Near Death Panel Experience

Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer wrote this op-ed for the New York Times. It was published on November 14, 2009: I DIDN’T mean to kill Grandma. I didn’t even mean to create death panels. But now that I and my fellow lawmakers in the House have passed a health care bill, I’m finally free to explain what I learned as the author …

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October 2009 Conference

In October 2009, we held our second annual conference at the Salem Conference Center in Salem, OR. More than 250 attendees came to learn and talk about getting to the “health” in health reform.

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